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today will be another mild day with less wind and highs in the 70s. a few stray rain shower or two will be possible off and on throughout the day. there is a better chance for more measurable rain on friday. the weekend still looks dry and
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first on 13... we're getting our first look inside what led a des moines officer to shoot an unarmed man to death. .. and with it... word that the officer behind that gun... is in the clear. the incident happened this past june... when 28-year-old ryan bolinger interrupted an unrelated traffic stop. you see him there briefly in red. he pulls up next to it and gets out... saying his life is in danger. police say he was acting erratically before speeding off. take a look... you'll see his car on the left. traffic stop. it triggers a chase... then bolinger pulls a u-turn and comes to a stop....
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and that's when shots are fired 378372 tons :11 - :17 it was officer vanessa miller who shot bolinger through her squad car window. bolinger was unarmed. no footage showing the shooting has been released. but now police say an internal investigation has determined miller was justified to shoot. a grand jury came to the same conclusion back in august. in an interview with the "des moines register"... police chief dana wingert said miller's actions were quote, "consistent with what a reasonable person would do in that situation." a pleasant hill day care provider plead guilty to child endangerment. christina williamson's trial was scheduled to begin yesterday... but instead she reached a plea deal... pleading guilty to two of the five charges against her.
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she admitted to stuffing a rag in the mouth of a five month old girl and picking her up by the arm. . a home surveillance system caught it all on tape. williamson told the judge she's being treated for several mental conditions, including bipolar disorder. she now faces up to seven years in prison and more than 13-thousand dollars in fines. the emerald ash borer is getting closer to polk county... officials have now confirmed them in linn county. the ash-tree killers look like small metallic green beetles... they've now been found in 29 iowa counties. linn county's were found at a rest stop... making it the first rest stop in the country to test positive for the bug. because they travel fast... authorities plan to act soon... "these particular three ash trees will be removed as well as any other ash trees at this particular rest area. we're at the northbound rest area but the southbound rest area also has ash trees. all of the ash trees will eventually be taken out." there is a statewide quarantine
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tonight is the last chance for residents in the roosevelt neighborhood to voice any concern with changes to the 42nd st corridor before the final plans are made. josh nguyen is live this morning from the des moines play house. josh, the project has been in the works for the last couple years and i know they'd like to modernize and update the shops... but there is another reason the public is pushing for the project? he general goals of the project are: " improve pedestrian & vehicular safety " develop a brand for the corridor using lighting & streetscape elements " underground overhead electric/utilities where possible " integrate stormwater sewer system into streetscape construction " integrate art into the corridor " develop pedestrian/bike amenities " provide for future dart bus rapid transit facilities " provide
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we told you yesterday about how the clive and windsor heights fire departments plan to merge services... now this morning, it seems people are warming up to the idea. 'i think it should work out just
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fine. i was against it at first, but now, knowing more of the facts, ive kind of changed my mind.' among the top reasons for the move, saving money and staying fully staffed. the public got all the details at a meeting in clive last night... they also had a chance to give feedback. but the folks we spoke with think the proposal is a good idea. 'i cant imagine anybody saying oh i dont want the clive guy, i want the windsor heights guy. i want somebody there that can take care of me. its that simple, and if you cant save that kind of money, why wouldnt you want to do that." clive's fire chief says the merger would mean savings for both communities... because they need less staff... and less fire engines. the two city councils will vote on the merger next month. an ames school debuts its makeover today.... "meeker elementary school" will cut the ribbon to its new building at 4-30 this afternoon. the upgrades were part of a facilities plan... funded by a 55 million dollar bond referendum in 20-12. following the ribbon cutting...
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people can tour the building and learn about its security features. it's located at 300 20th street. and finally... a high school diploma had a bit of a late arrival in madison county yesterday. we want to present you with a winterset high school diploma...well thank you winterset schools gave out its first- ever honorary diploma at madison county elderly services yesterday. and it went to this woman... ruth lampe. ruth attended high school for just one year before she dropped out to go to work. now, despite being 102, ruth is still putting in work... volunteering in the kitchen... and maintaining her title as the most outspoken person in the dining room. the award left her speechless... which, for to those who know her... is quite
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today will be another mild day with less wind and highs in the 70s. a few stray rain shower or two will be possible off and on throughout the day. there is a better chance for more measurable rain on friday. the weekend still looks dry and cooler. coming up next, david geiger joins us with this morning's
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report. then... the director of the c-i-a is latest target of a computer hack. who investigators think is responsible. and... a four car pile up in kansas over the weekend. what police say caused the teenager to become distracted... and it
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the world food prize wrapped up last week, but before everyone packed up, a group of international visitors jumped on a bus and headed out
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to an iowa farm. put together by the iowa soybean association, they saw what farming here is like. on the farm of dennis bogaards, he says there's a lot of media that talks about farming, but it's important to see what it's like first hand, "to have them here and to have them see what u.s. agriculture really is and to hear it from a farmer, they're very interested they as a lot of good questions. it's just a very good thing they can go back home and be ambassadors for us in their country and if they're talking to someone and they hear something they can say, 'no, i was on an iowa farm and this is what the iowa farmer told me.'" bogaards says he's been on several international trips and it's interesting to see how farmers do things in different parts of the world. he says some of the groups main questions were how he was using corn and soybeans and his thoughts on gmo crops, like how they're used and american perceptions. i also took the opportunity to ask bogaards about how his harvest has gone. he says there was more moisture than was needed, but it was good moisture. a really temperate season has led to good corn and bean yields. but there are two main problems in his fields this year he says, "the corn's too dry, it's testing about 13 percent we'd like it to have a
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little more moisture in it and then, probably the only thing we had this year was a lot of disease pressure and i think that did hurt some of the yield potential that we did have, but the plant health right now, the plants we're really trying to combine pretty quickly because the plant health is not pretty good and some of the winds we've been having has been blowing down some of the corn." he adds every year has it's obstacles. our top story... des moines police say officer vanessa miller was justified when she shot and killed an unarmed man this past june. that man was 28-year-old ryan bolinger. it started when he interrupted an unrelated traffic stop and led police on a short chase. police say he was exhibiting erratic behavior... officer miller shot bolinger through her squad car window. now police say an internal investigation has cleared that decision. that's the same conclusion a grand jury came to back in august.
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our top story... des moines police say officer vanessa miller was justified when she shot and killed an unarmed man this past june.
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that man was 28-year-old ryan bolinger. it started when he interrupted an unrelated traffic stop and led police on a short chase. police say he was exhibiting erratic behavior... officer miller shot bolinger through her squad car window. now police say an internal investigation has cleared that decision. that's the same conclusion a grand jury came to back in august. a major security breech to the c-i-a this morning... reports are surfacing today that c-i-a director john brennan's personal e-mail account was hacked... social media reports and the new york post claim a teenager is behind for it all. the teen says he swiped brennan's contact list, a log of phone calls, numerous social security numbers, and even brennan's own application for security clearance, he says however that did not include any classified information. canada has a new leader for the first time in nine years. canadians voted for change in this election season. vaunting trudeau will now be
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their new prime minister. he is the son of a former prime minister. his liberal party won a majority of parliament's 338 seats. that ends nine years under conservative rule he will also be second youngest prime minister in canadian history. a new national poll shows donald trump leading republicans by a larger margin... he is the first choice for 25 percent of likely republican primary voters. dr. ben carson remains close behind with 22 percent. in third is marco rubio, folllowed by ted cruz and jeb bush. an eight-legged passenger is to blame for a four car pile-up in kansas. eleven people were injured there sunday... that's after a teenage driver lost control of her vehicle... slamming into another car and causing a domino effect. police say the teen was distracted--not by a phone call or a text, but by a spider. "while she was driving she looked down - she saw a spider on her lap she panicked and let go of the
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steering wheel with both hands and started swatting at the spider." those injured were taken to the hospital for treatment. no word on their conditions. still ahead... hitting the books has its pay-offs... hitting the books has its pay-offs... but one woman chose a different route her reward for a life of hard work... and why it came 102 years late. wise woman... she's trading in her work uniform for a it's time to rise and shine. at kum & go, we're doing more for you to start your day right. like serving up a friendly "good morning"
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